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    12-30-2011, 09:15 PM
  #1
Foal
Horse Photo Contest -- unique, creative classes!!

Hey guys!

I thought it would be fun to have a really creative horse photo contest, with a bunch of categories you normally wouldn't think of! Some of the categories are judged on the horse, some on the creativity of the shot, and some on photographic quality, so there's something for everyone.

RULES!
  • Contest ends on January 25th, at 12 midnight EST, no exceptions!
  • Results will be up on February 1st.
  • You can enter as many categories as you want!
  • You can enter up to 3 photos per category if you want!
  • Photos MUST be posted in response to this thread or they will not be judged!
JUDGING!
  • If you want to be a judge, message me. I will take 2 additional judges if people want to be judges, otherwise I am fine with judging it myself. If you become a judge, you cannot enter, obviously. :)
  • Each class/category has criteria under it. Some only have 1 criterion, others have many. That shows what you will be judged on. For each criterion you will get a grade of 1-10. For ones with multiple criteria, your score will be the total of all the grades. The entry with the best score wins.
  • BONUS POINT for every class you enter. This means that if you enter 5 classes for example, you will get 5 points added onto your score in all 5 classes!! This makes entering many classes very beneficial!!!
  • There will be 3 overall winners which will just be the top 3 member with the highest total score over all classes. To be an overall winner, try to score high in as many classes as you can!
PRIZES!
  • The top 3 overall winners will each get a full body drawing of their horse.
  • The winner of each individual class will get a headshot drawing of their horse.

Any questions please ask!

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The classes:

1. Nicest Tail
Let's see those clean, silky, full tails! Doesn't matter whose horse it is as long as you took the picture yourself or you're in the picture and somebody else took it! This is judged on how awesome of a tail it is, not on how good a photo it is.
Judged on: color, silkiness, fullness, overall effect
2. Weirdest Place to Ride
Next to a highway (hopefully not too close...)? In a lake? If you have a picture of you riding in a weird place, this is the class for you! It should be you riding, but a photo of a friend is okay too. This is judged on how bizarre the place is, not on photographic quality.
Judged on: weirdness, wow factor

3. Best Hoof Shot
Got a cool shot of a hoof? This class is judged on photographic quality.
Judged on: angle, lighting, creativity, composition

4. Best Hoofprint Shot
It's hard to take pictures of hoofprints. This class is judged on photographic quality.
Judged on: angle, lighting, creativity, composition

5. Prettiest Braids/Plaits
Show me the prettiest braiding you've ever done! Mane or tail. It can be any horse but you have to be the one who braided it! This is judged on how pretty the braiding is, not on how good the photo is. But the picture should do the job justice!
Judged on: prettiness, neatness, wow factor

6. Best "Caught in the Act" Shot
Anything naughty you caught a picture of your horse doing goes! Be creative with this one. :) This is judged on creativity as well as the quality of the photograph!
Judged on: creativity, humor, composition

7. Best Nostril Shot
Yupp. How good a picture of a horse nostril can you get? This class is judged on photographic quality.
Judged on: angle, lighting, creativity, composition
8. Prettiest Forelock
Think your horse (or a horse you know) has the prettiest forelock? Enter this class! It is purely judged on how pretty the forelock is. Photographic quality doesn't matter, but your photo should do the subject justice!
Judged on: prettiness, wow factor
9. Biggest Horse Yawn
Enter your photo of a horse yawn and see if it's the biggest! Only the biggest horse yawn will win!
Judged on: size of yawn!

10. Sweatiest Horse
Dig up those summer shots and find the sweatiest horse you can! The sweatiest wins!
Judged on: sweatiness!
11. Best 100% Horse Shot
This is a challenge. Try to take a picture of a horse where only horse is showing. This means nothing in the background—100% horse. Anything with background showing will not qualify. You can crop a preexisting photograph if you want.
Judged on: angle, lighting, creativity, composition
     
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    12-30-2011, 11:17 PM
  #2
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sphi    

11. Best 100% Horse Shot
This is a challenge. Try to take a picture of a horse where only horse is showing. This means nothing in the background—100% horse. Anything with background showing will not qualify. You can crop a preexisting photograph if you want.Judged on: angle, lighting, creativity, composition

Kinda confused on this. So can it be a horse just standing on the grass and crop out everything but the horse.. including grass under feet? Or do I have to like cut out the outline of a horse?

ahah i'm probably making this way more difficult then I have too.
     
    12-31-2011, 01:51 AM
  #3
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by allisonjoy    
kinda confused on this. So can it be a horse just standing on the grass and crop out everything but the horse.. including grass under feet? Or do I have to like cut out the outline of a horse?

ahah i'm probably making this way more difficult then I have too.
It means the horse takes up the whole shot. So it's going to be really close up, like just the horse's eye/face, shoulder, mane, whatever. Here are some examples:




And by cropping a preexisting photo I meant that if you had a picture of a horse, you could crop it to just submit a small section of it.
     
    12-31-2011, 02:05 AM
  #4
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sphi    
It means the horse takes up the whole shot. So it's going to be really close up, like just the horse's eye/face, shoulder, mane, whatever. Here are some examples:


And by cropping a preexisting photo I meant that if you had a picture of a horse, you could crop it to just submit a small section of it.
OOOOOOOH.

Yep definitely made that harder than it had to be. Thanks for clearing it up though!!!
     
    12-31-2011, 01:03 PM
  #5
Foal
1. Nicest Tail (Chick)


2. Weirdest Place to Ride (by the ocean! )



7. Best Nostril Shot


8. Prettiest Forelock (Chick, my godmothers horse!)




9. Biggest Horse Yawn



10. Sweatiest Horse



11. Best 100% Horse Shot


     
    12-31-2011, 01:21 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Best caught in the act
Best 100% horse
And best hoof shot
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    01-01-2012, 12:37 AM
  #7
Weanling
Best Hoof shot

Or best Hooves shot
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    01-02-2012, 12:13 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Smile

1. Nicest Tail

Sapphire.







6. Best "Caught in the Act" Shot

Lakota and Apache playing as babies.


Lakota giving Apache a kiss.


Lakota and Cheyenne playing as babies.


8. Prettiest Forelock

Sapphire.






9. Biggest Horse Yawn

Lakota.


Sapphire.


Cheyenne.



11. Best 100% Horse Shot

Apache's eye.


Bonnie's eye.


Cheyenne's eye.
     
    01-02-2012, 10:33 AM
  #9
Foal
1. Nicest Tail


2. Weirdest Place to Ride




3. Best Hoof Shot




5. Prettiest Braids/Plaits


7. Best Nostril Shot


8. Prettiest Forelock




9. Biggest Horse Yawn


     
    01-02-2012, 12:13 PM
  #10
Teen Forum Moderator
5. Best braid/plait


8. Best Forelock



9. Biggest Horse Yawn
     

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